Tamim becomes National Goodwill Ambassador of WFP
Bangladesh ODI skipper Tamim Iqbal has been appointed as National Goodwill Ambassador for the World Food Programme (WFP). He himself confirmed the news on his official Facebook page on Monday, June 1.
He also pointed out the goal of him and expressed his satisfaction to be the part of WFP. “This United Nations agency fights hunger worldwide, including my own country Bangladesh. While Bangladesh has made impressive economic growth in the recent years but poverty is still rampant especially in rural parts of the country. For many, the current COVID-19 crisis is making their lives more challenging. I hope to do my part to help WFP fight hunger and restore hope for families and communities that need our help,” the 31-year old Tamim said.
WFP Country Director and Director in Bangladesh Richard Ragan said, “Tamim is a successful cricketer who is equally loved by many at home and abroad. In addition to his popularity and reach, Tamim has an incredible morality in the workplace, compassion for people and a desire to work for the common good. We are thrilled to have him in the WFP family.”
WFP has been working in Bangladesh since 1974 and has so far provided assistance to 155 million vulnerable and food insecure people. In 2019, WFP provided assistance to 1.7 million people in Bangladesh.